It is very important that you understand how to use your research responsibly and honestly in your writing. This section on Academic Inegrity & Plagiarism provides you with resources to help you understand what plagiarism is and learn how to avoid it.
- Also see: Citing Sources for guidelines on how to cite sources responsibly in different disciplines.
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY GUIDELINES ON ACADEMIC INTEGRITY & PLAGIARISM
- Academic Integrity and Plagiarism: A Student Guide (Montclair State University First-Year Writing Program)
- Montclair State University Policy on Academic Integrity and Honesty
- Montclair State University Student Conduct: Violations / Academic Dishonesty
WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?
- Episode 12: Plagiarism (The Writing Irregulars, Northern Virginia Community College) Last Modified: May 7, 2009 | length 14:41 Access: iTunes U Podcast by three writing professors at Northern Virginia Community College that discusses the issues surrounding plagiarism college students face.
- Guidelines for Fair Use (Purdue OWL) "This handout provides a few general guidelines about fair use policies and copyright laws but no concrete legal advice. Anyone dealing with a specific legal issue or dilemma should contact a lawyer. Anyone making decisions about using multimedia in a class project should first consult the usage policy of their school or institution. The US Copyright Act contains relevant but complex sections that can inform teachers and students making a decision."
- How to Recognize Plagiarism (Elizabeth Boling and Theordore Frick, Indiana University Bloomington School of Education) A tutorial that first covers when and how to give credit; then it some examples of real plagiarism cases, this is followed by some examples of cut and paste plagiarism and improper paraphrasing, and the tutorial ends with a 10 question activity on identifying plagiarism.
- Types of Plagiarism(Plagiarism.org)
- What is Plagiarism? (Plagiarism.org)
- What is Plagiarism? (Rutgers University Paul Robeson Library)
Access: Available on a designated web site and YouTube
Posted on YouTube: November 13, 2007 | length 2:17
This video is an educational parody of a typical classic 50's classroom environment. It is part of a 3 part series. Part 1 is "What is Plagiarism?" (2:17) Part 2 is "Plagiarism: Real Life Examples" (2:26) and Part 3 "The Cite is Right: The Quiz Show" (2:03). There is also a non interactive video quiz associated with these episodes "Plagiarism Quiz (final part)" (2:56)
- Writing & Citing: Test Your Understanding of Plagiarism (Indiana University Bloomington Libraries)
A short tutorial that provides scenarios to test your ability to recognize when material needs to be cited and when something is common knowledge.
- Academic Integrity Tutorial (York University)
A tutorial that explains and demonstrates the issues involved in academic integrity. The tutorial provides case studies and a handy academic integrity checklist.
- Avoiding Plagiarism (Purdue OWL)
"There are few intellectual offenses more serious than plagiarism in academic and professional contexts. This resource offers advice on how to avoid plagiarism in your work."
- On avoiding plagiarism (Re:Writing from Bedford/St. Martin's)
- Plagiarism Tutorial (Duke University)